Hailey had her 8th birthday not too long ago. I sure love this girl. I can't believe she's already 8 and making the decision to be baptized!
We had a family birthday party and went out to eat in the next town. We also stopped by a place to look at garage doors. :) I'm sure she was very excited about that, but she did say it was fun so I didn't feel too guilty.
I DID feel bad for her at the restaurant because she wanted them to sing to her, so I asked the waitress and she said she would gather some people. Then at the end of our meal the waitress came over and said she was sorry, but they were too busy and no one could sing to her. It was so sad. Mostly to see the disappointment on Hailey's face. Come on, they can't take 30 seconds? I told her we'd sing extra loud for her at home and she seemed to be OK with that...or maybe it was the cookie they gave her that made her happy again... We came home and had cake and opened presents.
The next day was Hailey's baptism. She was SOOO excited and couldn't wait. I sure love that with her sensitivity comes the sensitivity to the spirit as well. After her baptism she came out of the font and was crying. I hugged her for such a long time. It was really neat to be able to be there right after and to share that with her.